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Spotland (ATT 3,884) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Rochdale Rochdale vs Southend United Southend

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Last Updated: 17/04/14 6:19pm

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Scott Hogan: Hoping to feature again

Scott Hogan: Hoping to feature again

Team news for Good Friday's League Two clash between Rochdale and Southend United at Spotland Stadium.

Rochdale boss Keith Hill has an almost full-strength squad to choose from for his side's home game against Southend.

Hill has no new injury or suspension worries as Dale bid to end their three-game goal drought and return to the top of the table with a first win in four matches.

Leading goalscorer Scott Hogan suffered no reaction after returning to the starting line-up last week following a knee injury and is expected to resume. The last of his 19 goals this season was on March 1 when he scored a hat-trick against Oxford.

Dale lost 3-0 at Mansfield last week and require seven points from their final four games to guarantee automatic promotion.

Southend manager Phil Brown could shuffle his pack for the clash with Rochdale after a damaging defeat last time out.

Brown's men went down 1-0 at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, a loss which left them just one point clear of eighth-placed York.

Barry Corr and Jacob Murphy, who has made three substitute appearances but has yet to start since his loan switch from Norwich, are likely to benefit should Brown make changes.

Goalkeeper Paul Smith is still struggling with a calf problem so Luke Chambers could continue on the bench.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 44 88
2 Shrewsbury Town 44 86
3 Wycombe Wanderers 44 81
4 Southend United 44 81
5 Bury 44 79
6 Stevenage 44 69
7 Plymouth Argyle 44 65
8 Luton Town 44 65
9 Newport County AFC 44 62
10 Northampton Town 44 61
11 Exeter City 44 61
12 Morecambe 44 57
13 AFC Wimbledon 44 57
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 56
15 Oxford United 44 55
16 Portsmouth 44 53
17 Accrington Stanley 44 53
18 Cambridge United 44 51
19 York City 44 51
20 Carlisle United 44 49
21 Mansfield Town 44 48
22 Hartlepool United 44 41
23 Cheltenham Town 44 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 44 39